Chris Sale tossed eight shutout innings against the Giants on Tuesday. He gave up four hits and two walks while striking out 12 but settled for the no-decision after the bullpen blew the lead in the ninth.
There's so much to love about owning Sale in fantasy leagues and the security that he brings you every time he steps onto the mound is something every owner covets. Not only has Sale maintained a 2.01 ERA over 19 starts this season, but his 150:24 K:BB over 140 innings allows him to boost you in every pitching category but saves. We're probably just spinning our wheels here telling you great things that you should already know, so we'll just say enjoy the ride and he should have another dominant performance his next time out when he faces the Blue Jays. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is expected to play Saturday.
Damn straight Bryant's expected to suit up Saturday, he's playing like he's 25 again. Over his last three games, Bean has averaged 29.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. He's clearly taken a dip in the fountain of youth and the shoulder hasn't seemingly bothered him one bit. It's no surprise he is suffering from a shoulder injury at this point of his career with the amount of shots he's put up over his illustrious 20-year career. Analysis: James Grande
Jets signed former CFL DL Freddie Bishop to a two-year deal.
After an 11 sack season with the Calgary Stampeders last season, Bishop received a lot of interest from a bunch of different NFL teams. Bishop will likely get a chance to play a lot of snaps after the Jets released former first-round pick Quinton Coples and Calvin Pace is a pending free agent. Bishop is just 26-years old, so he has plenty of good football ahead of him. Analysis: James Grande
Kevin Garnett is doubtful for Saturday.
Like teammate Kevin Martin, Garnett will likely miss his seventh consecutive game on Saturday. With Nikola Pekovic also likely to miss Saturday's game, Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng will play big minutes. Shabazz Muhammad could also see extended run if the team decides to play small ball. Analysis: James Grande
Nikola Pekovic is doubtful for Saturday.
Pekovic is dealing with a foot injury that's kept him out of two straight games and he's likely to miss his third on Saturday. Gorgui Dieng has been great lately, so the Timberwolves aren't really missing Pekovic that much. He obviously provides front-court depth, but he has no fantasy value and nobody should be relying on him in any type of format. Analysis: James Grande